Windows 10: Trouble installing Macrium boot files on an external drive partition Solved

  1.    26 Jan 2017 #1

    Trouble installing Macrium boot files on an external drive partition


    I have two external USB backup drives. Both work fine when backing up my system image. However, disk #2 installed and will boot the Macrium recovery program. But when I try to install the Macrium boot files on disk #1, it will not give me the option to select that drive, and only offers the DVD or an ISO.

    Could it have anything to do with the left-right order that I've installed? And #2, the one that is bootable, also says "Active." I don't see a way to change that on disk #1

    Thanks for any help.
    Rusty
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Jan 2017 #2

    Open Admin Command and type:
    diskpart
    select disk 1
    select partition 1
    active
    exit
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #3

    Hi Topgun,
    I did that and it is now marked "Active," but still no go from the Macrium bootable media wizard. USB is grayed out
    Rusty
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Jan 2017 #4

    @RknRusty
    You need to assign a letter for this partition, create a rescue then unassign or
    You can try this link below:
    FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD
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  5.    26 Jan 2017 #5

    Yeah, maybe that's how I did it on the other drive, didn't think of assigning it a letter. I'll check out the link before I do anything. Thanks for the answers, and I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm just trying to make things convenient in case my son or wife ever has to restore an image.
    Rusty
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  6.    26 Jan 2017 #6

    That did it. I guess I just stumbled into doing it right on the other drive. I also learned I allocated more space than I needed too.
    Thanks for the help, Topgun.
    Rusty
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       27 Jan 2017 #7

    RknRusty said: View Post
    That did it. I guess I just stumbled into doing it right on the other drive. I also learned I allocated more space than I needed too.
    Thanks for the help, Topgun.
    Rusty
    Glad we could help. BTW, Macrium Rescue only takes about 270MB of space. However, allocate 512MB just to give it a little bit of extra space.
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